Mary Larimer, PhD

Personal Statement

I have been a member of the department faculty since 1995. My research and clinical interests include 1) prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems among adolescents and young adults (with a particular focus on college drinking prevention), 2) prediction of initiation of drinking and trajectories of alcohol and substance use during emerging adulthood, 3) co-morbidity of substance use with depression, suicide, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating, and gambling problems, 4) evaluation of housing and treatment programs for chronically homeless and incarcerated individuals and 5) dissemination of evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches into clinical, school, and work-site settings. I have published more than 100 articles and book chapters on these topics.​


Univ. of Washington, Psychology Medical education, 1992
UW - Neuropsychology & Geriatrics Teaching Appointment
UW - Addictive Behaviors Research Center Fellowship, Addictive Behaviors Research
Brown University Internship, Clinical Psychology

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Drug Use, Compulsive Sexual Behavior, and Condomless Anal Sex in Men Who have Sex with Men: Analysis of Retrospectively-Reported Sexual Behavior.
(2023 Jan 12)
AIDS Behav
Gleason N, Smith G, Canning JR, George WH, Larimer ME, Jennings TL, Coleman E, Miner MH

Prom, graduation and parties: Alcohol use and normative perceptions among high school seniors during specific events.
(2023 Mar)
Addict Behav 138(): 107569
Gilson MS, Kilmer JR, Lee CM, Larimer ME

Social Anxiety and Pre-Party Motives Are Associated With Alcohol-Related Negative Consequences During College Students' Most Recent Pre-Party Occasion.
(2022 Nov)
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 83(6): 820-828
Walukevich-Dienst K, Blayney JA, Fairlie AM, Jaffe AE, Larimer ME

Injunctive and descriptive normative feedback for college drinking prevention: Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
(2022 Dec 8)
Psychol Addict Behav
Larimer ME, Graupensperger S, Lewis MA, Cronce JM, Kilmer JR, Atkins DC, Lee CM, Garberson LA, Walter T, Ghaidarov TM, Hummer JF, Neighbors C, LaBrie JW

College students' virtual and in-person drinking contexts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2022 Nov)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 46(11): 2089-2102
Hultgren BA, Smith-LeCavalier KN, Canning JR, Jaffe AE, Kim IS, Cegielski VI, Garcia TA, Larimer ME

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